Kalaburagi , May 14 : Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy today offered prayers at famous Deval Ganagapur Datta temple in Afzalpur taluk, on the banks of river Bhima, before beginning his campaign for Congress candidate in Chincholi byelection on May 19.
He offered prayer to Nirgun Padka of Shree Narsimha Saraswati swamigal, the second avatar of lard Shri Dattatreyaswami. This mutt is also called Nirgun mutt. Nirgun Paduka of Shri Narsimha (Narasimha) Saraswati Swamigal are present in this mutt. The Paduka's which have been left by swamiji as his remembrance, are the
prime focus of this place. These paduka's are being maintained since 1584A.D. Shri Narasimha Saraswati is considered as the second avatar of Shri Dattatreya. The first avatar is Shri Shripad Shrivallabha (of Kuravpur).